i like the saftey bar its nice to rest on but it just sucks when they force it down and it like hits u in the head or something
"You put on your boots, click into your bindings, dust the snow off your skis, and head out for the chair, and it doesn't matter that you failed a test, didn't get the girl, or that your life is on a one way trip down the shitter, your world is right for the next couple of hours."
i wish there was another way to block them from slammgin it ive tryed putting my arm back and holding the back part and putting my arm on the side where it closes but it always ends up getting crushed and me gettign reported to ski partol
at my home mountain (Tyrol Basin in Wiscomtpon) it honestly seems like 99.9% of the people don't ride with the bar down. i bet you could sit on the hill for 10 minutes and watch the lift and not see one chair with the bar down. shit, one time I rode up with two ski patrolers and they didn't even put the bar down, it's not enforced at all
I don't always put it down, usually cuz I forget, but I try to put it down. One of my buddies was at nakiska, near calgary, and he fell like 30-40 ft to ice and broke both of his legs. That scared the shit out of me.
the resort would be fucked if somebody fell off b/c there was a bar not down though, so they sort of have to do it.
its not my favorite thing on some lifts but i put it down if im the lift alone. usually i let othe rpeople keep it up, but depending ont he lift (really high off the ground or just a shitty lift) i put it down
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i had a bruised elbow for a few weeks because a gaper closed the bar on my arm so hard, i fucking hate it. i never use it so when i ride the chair with gapers they always hit me because i'm not expecting it. vermont also never enforces the state law, i've never been asked to put it down
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Im fine with it if they ask first, which it seems like most people do... but come to think of I pretty much went the entire year without having someone put it down, but I guess I dont ride the safety bar lifts that often~
I hate getting on the lift with gapers if the bar has foot rests. you can pretty much guarantee they will pull it down before you have your poles out the way. otherwise they will find some way to hit you in the head with it. or god forbid, if the bar has vertical handles on it to pull down on.. no doubt they will slam the bar down and crush ya nuts. honestly whats the need to pull it down so fast. the first wee bit you're hardly even off the ground.
aside from crazy gapers pulling it down way too fast I like having the bar down. its stopped me falling off a coupla times if we've had an emergency stop or something. also its nice having it down if you have a pack on too.
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Put on your mittens for these sub zero conditions.
its nice to rest on and its saved my life a few times
only thing i don't like is when it slams down and lands on some part of your body, i had my hand crushed by one once and this guy sitting next to put his skis on the rest thing which put more pressure on my hand, and he was french, so he didn;t understand the problem for ages..that really hurt.